A Henry Abbott Tech teacher has been arrested on charges related to an alleged sexual relationship with an underage female student. State Police charged Salvatore Maimone on Friday and he was arraigned yesterday at Danbury Superior Court.
The 41-year old allegedly began a relationship with the 17-year old in October 2021, and it lasted through late March of this year. Abbott Tech officials contacted police and immediately put the teacher on administrative leave.
The Watertown resident allegedly had multiple sexual encounters with the girl at a nearby store where he was a part-time employee. Police say at least two encounters took place at a Danbury hotel and investigators say he registered for a room under the name, “Henry Abbott.”
Maimone denied any allegations of wrongdoing. His next court hearing is June 10.
Police say Maimone bought her gifts, including jewelry and a new cellphone, and allegedly told her to turn on her location device so he could track her whereabouts. The victim told police he would show up wherever she was and tried to break off the relationship.
Maimone began teaching at Abbott Tech during the 2018-19 school year after having previously worked as a college math professor.